by John Hood In this year that sometimes feels like a decade, North Carolinians have yet to cast a single general-election ballot for president or other offices. But I’m seeing lots of politicos and pundits making confident predictions about the state’s key electoral contests based on data from recent voter surveys. You can count me…

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6:26 p.m.: we’re signing off, but the convention is being live-streamed here: 6:20 p.m.: N.C. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby, who is running for Chief Justice, addresses the convention: 6:18 p.m.: The alternate elector slate has been approved. 6:06 p.m.: the elector slate was approved; now voting on alternate electors. The slate is comprised of…

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by Julie Havlak, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH, N.C. — State Treasurer Dale Folwell is demanding Gov. Roy Cooper waive executive orders that ban citizen-owned utilities from charging customers for services. Folwell plans to put the issue to a vote at the next Council of State meeting July 7. Folwell’s move came as Cooper let…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Legislation requiring Governor Roy Cooper to obtain Council of State approval before imposing additional restrictions and prohibitions on North Carolinians passed the General Assembly last week. Senate Bill 105: Clarify Emergency Powers strengthens the Emergency Management Act requiring approval from a majority of the Council of State for emergency actions taken by…

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